Pellissippi State Announcements: Voter Registration at Magnolia Avenue Campus

Pellissippi State Community College’s Magnolia Avenue Campus will host a free voter registration event for students and the community from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, in room 100. Attendees can register to vote in the upcoming presidential election as well as practice in a voting booth. The event is sponsored by Knoxville Area Urban League Young Professionals, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu. For more information, contact the Magnolia Avenue Campus, 1610 E. Magnolia Ave., at 865-329-3100.

 

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Pellissippi State offers ‘Natural Remedies’ non-credit class

Alternative health enthusiasts and DIY herbalists are invited to a new non-credit course about natural remedies at Pellissippi State Community College.

Home Comfort: Using Natural Remedies will explore medicinal foods and basic herbs — including chamomile, mints, lemon balm and turmeric — as well as their uses and indications. Participants will be able to make their own herbal kits, as well as learn basic skills for creating teas, tonics and tinctures.

 Class times are 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 20 to Oct. 25. Cost of the course is $105.

This course is offered through Pellissippi State’s Business and Community Services division, which offers workforce development, customized skills training and personalized, non-credit courses. For more information or to register for these courses, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call 865-539-7167.

For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability for this course, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

 

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Pellissippi State hosts self-defense classes for women

Pellissippi State Community College will offer two non-credit self-defense classes for women and teens in September and October.

Women’s Basic Self-Defense is open to women and teens ages 13 and up. Participants will follow the Women’s Self-Defense Institute Girls on Guard program, which teaches how to use the whole body in self-defense maneuvers. Participants also will learn how to quickly identify potential predators and the common lures such a predator might use.

Class dates and times are 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept. 10, or Saturday, Oct. 29. Cost of the course is $40.

The Girls on Guard: Six-Week Women’s Self Defense Course is open to women and teens over age 14. Participants will learn advanced self-protection skills geared specifically for women, as practiced in the Girls on Guard program from the Women’s Self-Defense Institute. In this course, participants will learn and practice self-defense techniques with a real person, especially how to escape from a potential predator.

Instructors will discuss internet, workplace and dating safety as well as basic awareness techniques and appropriate responses to threatening situations. Class times are 7-8:30 p.m., Thursdays from Sept. 15 to Oct. 20. Cost of the course is $89.

Both courses are offered through Pellissippi State’s Business and Community Services division, which offers workforce development, customized skills training and personalized, non-credit courses. For more information or to register for these courses, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call 865-539-7167.

For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability for these courses, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

 

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Community invited to discussion of Electoral College at Pellissippi State

Virgil Davis
Virgil Davis

To kick off this year’s Common Academic Experience, Pellissippi State Community College invites the community to attend a presentation on the Electoral College and its role in presidential elections.

The presentation is part of Pellissippi State’s annual Convocation ceremony, which will be held from noon-1 p.m., Sept. 7, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the College’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The event is free to attend.

“This is an excellent chance to link common political arguments — some of which embody the concept of bad arguments — with the year’s Common Book,” said Virgil Davis, Pellissippi State faculty member and the Convocation presenter.

The Common Academic Experience is a yearlong discussion of issues — both in and out of class — related to a Common Book that all freshmen students read.

This year’s Common Book is “An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments” by Ali Almossawi, illustrated by Alejandro Giraldo. The “Book of Bad Arguments” introduces readers to the field of logical reasoning, or the science of making a well-reasoned argument.

Davis’s presentation will include a look at why America’s founding fathers chose to implement an Electoral College and the five-step process of electing a president, as well as include a discussion of political parties and the 2016 presidential election.

For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability for this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

 

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